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t VOL LIY. WINNSBORO. S,'C? WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1900, NO. 39 ||
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THE PARTY UNITED.
James Creeiman Says the De?
? Awarn CnliH
mU^fdV?J 19 n^am WVHV4.
BRYAN'S CHANCES ARE GOOD
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Thousands of Democrats Who
Voted Against Him in the Last
Campaign will Vote for
?J:~ tu;? Vaoi*
n IS 11 I Ilia ( am .
s. in the New York Journal of Tues v
day week ago, James Creelman, the
veteran correspondent, who has been
doiog a great deal of party interviewing
for his paper, prints what seems to
be a very fair statement of the Democratic
situation. He begins by saying
V that while in 1896 when he "s'fung
around the circle" with Bryan on his
memorable eampaign he constantly re
peated the prediction that the democratic
leader could not be elected; but
that now "faats equally plain point to
his election this year." An impartial
investigation of the present political
situation, says Creelman, "ought to
convince any man that if the presidential
election were to take place now Mr.
Bryan would be elected by a decisive
He goes on to say ihat "there is but
one serious point of difference between
the most extreme of the conservative
Democrats of the east and the great
body of the party which supported
Bryan in 1896; many of the eastern
leaders desire to have the ratio of 16 to
1 omitted from the money plank of the
platform; the leaders in the south and
west are practically unanimous in their
? opposition to any change." He has
been "present at several important con
ferences of Democrats representing
these two views of party policy" and
can affirm with some certainty that
L "the aim and intention of the great
K mass of the party who were ioyal four
years ago has been to readopt the
Chicago platform and to incorpoate it,
word for word, in platform to be
made at Kansas >,xw jr. July 4. From
this point we quote Ureelman in full:
I can say authoritatively that Mr.
i Bryan will oppose the abandonment of
? i
if . a single plant in trie unicago piauorm.
r It is demonstrable that an overwhelming
majority of the next Democratic
national convention will refuse to abandon,
alter or modify the Chicago platform.
The one great question that now
remains before the Democratic leaders
is this: Will the Kansas Oity convention
content itself with a simple reaffirmation
of the platform of 1896 in
three or four lines and devote the rest
to its utterances to the issues of 1900,
^ or will the convention reiterate the
I Chicago platform? All other questions
. are, for the present, subordinate to
this.
^Mr. Hill says that Mr. Bryan will be
^Siominated. Sir. Hill declares that
he will work hard to elect Mr. Bryan,
k No man who has meet Mr. Hill within
& the past two weeks can doubt his earn
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whole party in the approaching campaign.
He sees victory in sight for the
first time since Mr. Cleveland wrecked
the party. Mr. Hill will support Mr.
Bryan, Chicago platform or no Chicago
platform. The abandonment of the
well-tried American theory of equal
rights everywhere under the flag for the
British policy of subject colonies overshadows
all other issues.
t-= i n* TTilt J oi.i_ /"*i . r . *
iiHl iUT. nm auu oiate uuauuiau
Campbell and Mr. Croker and Former
Senator Murphy and men who take
their view of the situation are urging
upon the western and southern leaders
the fact that the passage of the currency
bill by the Republican majority
in congress removes the free silver
question for the present from the field
of practical politics and statesmanship;
that even if Mr. Bryan were president
k now he would be powerless under the
' law to disturb the gold standard, and
that a Republican majority in the
United States senate will make free
silver legislation impossible for the
next five years?therefore a readoption
of the 16 to 1 plank at Kansas City can
k. accomplish nothing and will be a mere
> academic statement of a history about
^ which the voters of the party disagree.
Some of the conservative eastern
leaders insist that Mr, Bryan cannot be
eleoted without the electoral vote of
New York State, and that a modification
of thf- Chicago platform will make
Democratic victory in New York a certainty.
But the''irreducible minimum"
of a majority of the Kansas City convention
will be a simple reaffirmation
of the platform of 1896, a statement
that can be made in 40 or 50 words.
That seems to be the utmost that can
^ be hoped for by the constrvative leadi.
ers.
To bring the body of the ^Chicago
L/^aULVXiU iUbV VUO WUT^UUVi. Wi ABUV4'
lation or amendment would bring on a
bitter and useless fight. in which the
conservative men would be beaten. A
strong group of leaders believe that
there will be no fight on the financial
question in open convention. The
,? Demoratic party is practically reunited
I now; when the Kansas City convention
\ meets it will be absolutely united.
Not only have men like Mr. Hill and
r\?i iqqc
JILT. VjIUJkCi, lliiw nCiC oucm m iwu,
placed themselves earnestly in support
of Mr. Bryan, bat thousands and thousands
of 4'gold Democrats" in New York
fQr and other eastern States who voted for
^ McKinley have returned to the party
which stands for the preservation of
the republic and opposes a military
empire with colonies.
Men like John DeWifct Warner are
heartily preparing to assist in the election
of Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bissell, who
was Mr. Cleveland's law partner and
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ftlterwaru pustmasLtrr geucnu, is jc?u;
to stump the State for Mr. Bryan. It
seems to be generally recognized that
the financial question is, for the time
being, removed from the sphere of practical
things, and that, while the money
plank of the Democratic platform is *n
important issue, as between political
leaders, that question, too, will disappear,
and the whole strength of the
party will be devoted to a vigorous war
on trusts and a defence of the republic
against the McKinley plan of military
empire.
Every one of the eastern leaders to
whom I have talked has assured me
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that he will heartily support Mr. Bryan
whether the platform of 1896 is reaffirmed
or not. All the talk about a
"Democratic conspiracy" in the east to
nominate AdmiiaJ Dewey or to injure
Mr. Bryan is pure bosh. Mr. Bryan is
supremo throughout the party. No
man challenges his authority, no man
seeks his defeat. The change *vhich
the brutal and corrupt polioy of the
McKinley administration has wrought
in politics is almost without a parallel
in America.
Mr. Bryan has become a platform in
himself, standing as he does for honesty,
decency, fairness, plain speech
and true Americanism as opposed to
hypocrisy, corruption, duplicity, evasion,
imperialism and shameless servitude
to trust domination. Mr. Bryan
has no choice for vice president; I can
say that advisedly. No candidate for
the second place has yet organized sufficient
strength to be considered seri
1_ All \Tt
OUSiy. Ail BCWUi tu uc iraiwu5 wi AVAi.
Bryan to speak the word, but I have
been assured by Mr. Bryan himself
that he will not interfere in any ay.
THE CANAL BILL PASSED.
During Xts Discussion One Congressman
Calls Another a Liar.
When the house met Wednesday, on
I mntinn nf TTfinKum. of Iowa, in charze
of the Nicaraguan canal bill, general
debate on the bill was closed and the
bill read for amendment under the live
minute rulo.
Hepburn offered the committee
amendment to substitute the word
"protect" instead of "defend" in the
first section. After some debate the
amendment was adapted. i
Parker, of New Jersey, introduced '
an amendment to strike out that portion
of the bill limiting the length of '
the route. This called forth a protest 1
from Hepburn and the Parker amend- '
ment was defeated 31 to 89.
A dramatic and sensational scene oc- :
curred in the house between Cannon, 1
chairman of the appropriations committee,
and Hepburn. Cannon resent- i
ed remarks made by Hepburn impugn
ing his (Cannon's) sincerity. Cannon
spoke under great excitement saying he 1
had just read Hepburn's attack. As
he proceeded he recalled an intimation 1
that has come to him of which he had :
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gpOKen yesceraav?mat muse wuu tue
promoting tie bill are doing so to delay
the canal. Yet he said he had acquit- *
ted Hepburn or such intention. Today '
he frankly stated Hepburn's name had <
been connected with the rumor.
Hepburn called Cannon a liar and '
there was considerable excitement for ^
some time. The bill wa3 passed 225
to 35.
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Gives Up the Fight. <
A dispatoh from Charleston says 1
Maj. Joseph W. Barnwell has with- 1
t ?? it i \
drawn irom me race iur euugreao ?ua
Col. William Elliott will probably Lave 1
no opposition in the Democratic pri- 3
mary. The decision, to withdraw was (
reached after a conference Thursday J
night. The withdrawal occasioned
some surprise but it was not altogether
unlooked for. The Barnwell support- |
era declared their intention to capture |
county convention and their failure to
do so showed their weakness and ]
forced Maj. Barnwell to the conclusion \
that h8 could not secure a majority suf- j
I fioiant. in Pilar!ocfrfm fn fWPTP.hma f.hfi ?
majority that Col. Elliott was expected j
to get in the country and bring to
Charleston; hence the withdrawal. \
Maj. Barnwell has many friends and t
his dignified and manly campaign, al- \
though it was brief, has served to at- (
tract many people to him. His with- j
drawal is of course regretted by some (
of his friends. Col. Elliott's support- j
ers are correspondingly elated.
(
Sympathy With the Boers.
Senator Teller introduced the follow;
i_ii? W?,oV. ?
mg reauiuuuu iu we aeua-u; > o t? ?du.iDgton
"Wednesday: Whereas, from
the hour of achieving our independence
as a people the people of the United
States have regarded with sympathy
the struggles of other people to free
themselves from European domination;
therefore,
"Resolved, That we watch with deep
and abiding interest the war between
Great Britain and the South African
republics, and, with full determination
to maintain a proper neutrality between
fnrrtea. w*? rtarmnfc with- .
o )
hold our sympathy from the snuggling \
people of the republics, and it is our {
earnest desire that the Government of ]
the United States, by its friendly offices, '
offered to both Powers, may assist in j
bringing the war to a speedy conclu- ]
sion in a manner honorable to both ]
Great Britain and the Southern African
republics."
A Strange Cass- j
A few days ago Gov. McSweeney is- 1
? . ,1 ii 1
sued a requisition upon tne governor 01 j
North Carolina for Ben. Peake, a white
man, now in jail at Releigh, who is
wanted in Spartanburg on a charge of
horsestealing, and appointed Deputy
She-iff Alfred Peake to act as the agent
of the State and bring the man back.
Wednesday Gov. McSweeney received
a telegram from Mr. Dean, who is at
Raleigh, stating that Gov. Russell had
refused to honor the requisition. This
is a very unusual proceeding, and Gov.
McSweeney promptly wired to Gov.
Russell asking him to please furnish
him with his reasons for refusing to
honor the requisition. No reply has'
yet been received. <
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Delegates Appointed.
At the leanest of the governor of j
Kansas, Gov. McSweecey has named
the following delegates to represent this
State at the 27th national conference
on charities and corrections to be held
in Topeka, Kansas, on May 18 to 24: j
J. A. Smyth, Charleston; F. S. Eirle, (
Colnmbia; I. F. Williams, Greenville; -
Arch a. uaivert, Spartanburg; A. &.
Stuckey, Sumter, and W. H. Dakes,
Orangebug.
It will be noted that the governor
has selected the heads of the municipal ,
government of principal cities in the
State.
Strictly CashThe
recent death of a member of ?
Sedalia, Mo., firm disclosed the fact j
that for thirty years the firm had kept
no account books. It did a strict!?
cash business, and divided the day's receipts
each night, share and share alike.
When a bill of goods was purchased
each member of the firm paid one-half ,
of the money out of his own pooket.
BRYAN'S TOUR
Addressed 30,000 People in Wash ?n
Ar>a Ha*
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HAS TRAVELED 8,000 MILES.
Ha Has Watched Democratic
In UKcetern .Qtatcn
Viaill9 III II??k<illl w>u>??
and Still Talks Free j
Silver,
A dispatch from Lincoln, Neb., to
the New York Journal says William J.
Bryan returned recently to his home
from an absence that has been almost
continuous since he took the stump in
the r^awm&iffn of laat fall. His wife and
two children, who spent the winter at
Austin, Texas, preceded him by arriving
a few days before.
Mr. Bryan said that his health had
never been better. He gave his attention
la9t Thursday to the renovation of
his home, preparatory to a rest of t*o
months, beginning May 8, which will
be unbroken by any political engage- j
ments. His five weeks' tour, whioh j
extended to the Pacific coast and ended
yesterday in Kansas, represents the
greatest distance ever covered by Mr.
Bryan in any of his speech-making
trips. In all he traveled 8,000 miles.
HIS 8,000 1TILE TRAVEL.
Mr. Bryan left Lincoln on March 20,
going first to South Dakota, where he
delivered three speeches. He then
went west to Utah, where he spoke at
Ogden and Salt Lake, after which he
continued his western cour=e, going
through to Sacramento, where he spoke.
At that time he made but the one stop
in California, going northward immedi*
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ateiy to uregon ana vyasmngtoa, zq
which States He spoke in all the princi
pal cities. Then south again to California,
speakiDg successively in Fresno,
Los Angeles, San Diego, San Barnardiqo,
Santa Anna and Pomon*.
After leaving California the second
time, Mr. Bryan turned eastward to
Arizona and New Mexico, speaking at
Pheonix, Prescott and Albuqurque.
Se spoke twice at Austin, Texas, and
joming north at Wichita, Kansas, his
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snied the tour.
The most tryijg day of his ton* was
an April 2, in Washington, where he
5rst spoke at New Whatcom at 9 a. m.
Several stops were made en route to
Seattle. Crowds had gathered at the
lepots and he addressed the people at
sach stop. In Seattle he spoke both
ifternoon and evening, and later responded
to a toast at a banquet. It
w&s 2 a. m. when he retired. Daring
;he dav he had spoken to over 30,000
people. Mr. Bryan returns thoroughly
jnthused conceding the political out/v?lr
in flia Wootern Sfifps HA Sftlf?!
DEMOCRATS GAIN IN THE WEST.
"The growing opposition in the west
:o the Republican party is too apparent
:o be questioned. Instead of losing
rotes on the expansion question, the
Democrats will make large gains. My
Tip has convinced me that we will car7
Washington without a doubt, while
;he chances of victory in Oregon are
growing every day.
"The wage earners of the northwest
ind their expenses increasing, while
;he farmers who are getting no more for
;heir crops, find themselves the victims
>f numberless trusts when they come
a spend the proceeds of their crops.
Dae of my largest meetings was held
n an empty nail mill. It had been
>ought by the trust and then closed
lown."
HOLDS FIR1T TO SILT EE.
Daring his tour, Mr. Bryan says, he
'oand no inclination on the part of any
>f his supporters to abandon the silver
juestion. It is his opinion that there
ire more opponents to the gold standard
and the money trust today on the
soast than when he visited there. The
ssue has in no way been blotted out
lor even dimmed by later oDes, and
Sir. Bryan says he never makes a
ipeech without touching on the three
t 1
jueatioas, money, trusts sna lmpenaiam.
Beginning next Monday Mr. Bryan
yill visit a few of the Central States
'or a week's speech-making, his itinerary
being as follows: Port Huron,
Mich., Monday; Detroit, Wednesday;
Foledo, 0., Thursday; Valparaiso, Ind.,
Friday; Chicago, Saturday; Omaha,
" ' 1 *11
Monday. Most ot taese speecnes wiu
De at bariqaets.
TARiLLVG HIS RECREATION*.
In regard to the long rest he intends
;aking, he said that although he was in:
;he best of health, he had enjoyed bufclittle
surcease from activity for somemonths,
and considered it time to do so.
His chief diversion will consist in assisting
in the care of a 30 acre tract of
ground in the outskirts of town. Part
jf the ground is already planted in
wheat, oats, corn and garden truck.
He also has some chickens, and all of
these will receive his personal attention.
Mr. Bryan declines to discuss the
matter of his attending the Kansas
City convention or taking the stump,
but from all indications he will be heard
Prom during the coming campaign. Last
rhursday he attended the installation
Df a lodge of Elks. Delegations from
Omaha came to conduct the exercises.
Mr. Bryan is one of the charter members
and directors of the local lodge.
They Seeded Him.
A physician in Scott county, Kansas,
recently moved to another part of the
State beoause he could not make both
ends meet in his practice; but his services
were so badiy needed in the old
Keld that the citizens circulated a petition
asking the county commissioners
bo appropriate a bounty of $500 annually
to the doctor on condition that he
should return. The commissioners
made the appropriation, and the doctor
has gone back to his former home.
A Common ThingA
woman in Galveston, Tex., is said
bo have been sold at Auction a few days
ago for $40 and the authorieties
M nnitA in^lflrnflnt flVfir the affair but
they are polling both men and women
in the domain of that distinguished officeholder
the Sultan of Sulr. without
bo much a* a protest.?Spartanburg
Eerald.
CAVALRY EORSES SUFFER.
The Chargers -of Stubborn Fighters
Were Reduced to Skeletons.
The London Daily Telegraph's military
correspondent at Stellenbosch was
ordered to inspect horses returned from
the front and report if any or how
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many were again ni xor service. .u.e
thus describes the result of his inspec- I
tion:
I will attempt no vividly drawn picture.
But had you seen those bags of
bones looming through the twilight, on
their way to the morning feed, it would
have startled you no less than it did
me?and would have brought before you
more than any sight not actually in <
fighting line could have done the hor"*
? T.I , O A 3 _ A t
rors oi war. i tase it lor granted mat you
have sympathies for the horses as
well as for men. The less decrepit
among this awful band of skeletons had
been back from the front about a
month, the worse eases about a fortnight?representing,
with others I saw
yet to see, in great part the remnant of
Gen. French's good cavalry chargers
with whiflh he forced his wav to Kim
berley. * (
How those ragged frameworks still 4
supported life, even on the improved
diet of their present quarters, was in i
itself a marvel. Yec most of them <
moved forward, some even blithefulljr, i
to their food?squeezing their gaunt 1
projecting hips into the crush along the t
feeding trough. Some few still bore ]
signs of wounds scarce healed. Their s
detrainment at Picquetberg road must 1
have been a terrible experience. Sev- i
eral were dead in the train. Eight died i
at tbo station, a few more on the way j <
to the farm, while on most days after- <
wards one or more would succumb from 11
sheer weakness. i
If it be true that the convoy 120 <
wagons captured by the Boers on Eiet i
river contained the forage intended for
the cavalry force, and that for upwards '
| of fifty hours afterwards the horses of <
the force had to continue their march ]
without any nourishment whatever, no 1
wonder they fell down to die by the 1
roadside in hundreds, or that this great (
deed of the relief of Kimberly was cost* i
ly to a degree that makes one shudder J
for pity for the poor animals that had 1
to be sacrificed. t
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THE ENTIRE FAMILY HUNG.
A Mysterious Triple Suicide or Murder ^
Case in Maryland. j
A shocking tragedy was discovered at
a small farm seven miles from Cam- c
bridge, Md., Wednesday. A German j
iamny, coubisuug ui vuauco xvcimg, j
bis wife and his sou, were discovered A
dead in their little farm house, each i
having a noose about the neck, t
Singulation sva3 probably the cause of c
death in each case. j
John A. Tdchantre, a jeweler of that a
city, who owds the farm, discovered
the bodies. He found Mrs. Kernig's g
UUU V lieu wilu a iypo ou a uuui i
The son Carl waa suspended from a bed i
post in the same room, his body resting g
upon the floor while his head was held a
tightly in a noose. \
In an adjoining room the body of the g
elder Kernig was found hanging from a i
hook. From the decomposed condition g
of the bodies it is thought the act must t
have been committed several days ago. f
The last seen of either member of the i
family was on Saturday, when Carl <j
Kernigcamc here and drew $600 from i
a bank. No trace of this money can be \
found today, and the authorities bo- c
lieve it was sent West to relatives.
A small sum of money was found in c
a purse in the pocket of Mrs. Kernig. r
Many who saw the bodies today think e
a murder ha3 bsen committed. The t
authorities, however. Doint to the state- t
ment of neighbors that each member of 5
the family was known to have been Ji
despondent recently.
They also believe Carl Kernig assisted
his father and mother to hang
themselves, and then, by making a half j
hitch with the rope, strangled himself r
and fell where his body was found. ^
Not Exactly an xJncore. q
When Artemus Ward was to lecture J
in a little place in the far west, a bliz- y
zard came up, and consequently the c
audience was small. "After my lec- c
ture," said Artemus, "I ventured to (
suggest to the chairman of the cemmit- s
tee that the elements having been c
against me that evening, I might re- c
peat my talk later on in tin season, i
After conferring with his fellow-com- t
mUtnamon /?Tiairmftri r?a.mA hack \
WH.tt6mvu,
and said to me: 'We haven't any ob- t
jeetioa at all to your repeating your 5
lecture, but the feeling i3 that you had ^
better repeat it in some other town." (
Negro Mutilated.
Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock a
crowd of citizens, numbering about 150.
visited the j ail at Graham, N. C., ana '
ol%/vtrnT?/* TVIcfnla /if the I ?
OULUYTiUg AM www AW.WW wjailer,
demanded the keys of the jail. j
LeaviBg the majority of the crowd on
the outside, four or five of the leaders J
went quietly up to the cell of the ne- *
gro Sellers, impjisoned for attempted
assault on a young white girl on the J
outskirts of Burlington, and mutilated *
him. There is no excitement.
Kill's Ambition.
It is said that David B. Hill's am- (
bition for future political preferment c
will lead him to do all he can in the g
interest of carrying New York for Bry- (
an in the next election. Should the t
state go Republican there would be lit- ]
tie prospect of future political triumphs t
for Hill.
Medical College Scholarships,
Gov. McSweeney has received a let- t
ter from Dr. F. L. Parker, Dean of the c
TVTo^iffal nnti??:ncr him that t
there are seven vacancies in the col- ]'
lege which are to filled by appoint- t
ment of the governor on the same terms ?
and conditions as were the appoint- ]
ments of last year.
Fats it Strongly.
Bryan says: "The Republicans are J
in control. If they want to do any- i
thine with the trusts now is the time
to do it. If the party is inactive at f
this time with a campaign before it, ]
how can it be expected to do anything I
&ft?r the campaign is over?" i
MINE EXPLOSION,
A Fearful Accident Causes Oyer
Two Hundred Deaths.
MOURNING IN EVERY HOUSE
Soffins Bought by the Hundreds
and a Special Train Run
to Carry Away the
Dead.
Over two hundred people, perhaps
225, were killed and over a score of
)thers were crippled for life by an explosion
in tunnel No. 4 in Pleasant
Valley Mines at Littletown, Utah, on
Wednesday. Scofield, a half mile
"rom the scene of the accident, is turned
into a morgue. People are paralyzed
svith horror. Not a family escaped the
los3 of a relative or a dear friend. The
work of rescue is progressing. So fir,
201 bodies have been found.
The explosion, which occuired in the
interior portion of the mine, is attribufc
2d by some to the blowing up of a
number of kegs of powder. As fast as
:he bodies are reached they are taken
:o the boarding houses and other company
buildings where they are dressed
md prepared for the coroner. In each
building there are from ton to thirtyive
bodies. Those identified have tags
ittached to them bearing their names.
Doe hundred coffins have been orlered
from local undertakers to be
jent at once to the scene of the disas;er.
A special train bearing the seri)usly
wounded has started from Scoield
for Salt Lake City.
W. 0. Wilson, a mine owner, said:
'There was a rumbling noise in the
listance. I said to my partner an exilnsiftn
has occurred. We ran to the
:unnel. We were none too soon in
eaving the mine for after that the
lamp reached us some three or four
ninutes before we reached open air,
ilmost suffocating us." The damp aeayed
the work of the rescuing party,
>ut the magnitude of the disaster booh
Decame apparent.
All men on the raise known as
'Pike's Peak," stood close together.
Is the foul air cleared from No. 1 the
vork of rescue began and it was soon
;een that many of the miners had suf!ocated.
Those in the lower level were warned
>f the explosion and made their escape
jefore the gaseous air reached them.
3ars were taken in and the dead loaded
nto them and brought to tho mouth,
^.s the bodies were brought out and
i-.j v_ a.: e
ecogoxzeu uy luext rcsycunvc tauuucs
;he lamentations were most heart renlering.
The mine has been worked
>ver twenty years and has the reputaion
of being oae of the best ventilated
md protected In the west.
Harry Taylor, one of the injured,
ia:d: "I was repairing some track out
>n the dump when I started toward the
nouth of the tunnel to get soue tools.
Suddenly there was an awful report and
it the same time a black cloud filled
pith rocks bore down on me like a
treak of lightening. The next thing I
:new I woke up with a man pouring
ome brandy down my throat and I saw
he boys lying all around me mourning
or help." The scene around the mine
s beyond description. Women ohilIren
and friends crowded around, weepng
and wailing, excited beyond control,
raiting to see if the next body brought
fut was a loved one.
The financial loss to the company
annot at present be estimated. It ia
egarded as the worst disaster that has
iver occurred in this part of the counry.
The nearest approach to it was
he Southern Pacific explosion five
rears ago when qver 100 men were
:illed.
Eural Free Delivery.
Four new divisions were established
ast week owing to the growth of the
ural free delivery. An order signed
ty the postmaster general establishes
our divisions, the eastern with head
luarters at New York, comprising JNew
England, New York and Pennsylvania
mh Special Agent E. H. Hathaway in
iharge;the middle division, with head
luartera at Indianapolis, comprising
)hio and all states west of the Misouri
river, and the Southern states
[own to Louisiana, with F. M. Dice in
iharge: the Western division, compris"
ng states from Iowa and the Missouri
,o the coast, the headquarters at Denver,
with Wm. E- Annin in charge;
he Southern division, including eleven
Southern states, with headquarters at
Washington, in charge of 11. Conquest
Clarke.
Killed by a Constable.
m \ _ f, TT 1} -11 ___
xuesaay aiternooa neury ?>eii, uuuitable
for Magistrate Fhodes, in Grove
Township, Greenville county, S. C.,
ihot and killed a negro, Pete Terry,
ieir Piedmont. The constable went
.0 the negro's house to arrest him,
vhen Terry started toward him with a
lammer. Bell fired at once and killed
,he negro almost instantly. Soon afterwards
Bell telephoned the sheriff that
le would come to the the city and eur ender.
When Rogues Fall Out.
The Spartanburg Herald says "if
????J o naAnf tlioir tViroat. t.n
^UAjr a HICUU^} VMV HUVM ?v
icuttle Mark Hanna's ship subsidy
icheme in retaliation for the defeat of
Jiiay, it would strikingly illustrate the
.ruth of the old adage which says that
lonest men get their Sues when a oer;ain
class of individuals fall out."
To Buy Davis' Home.
At a meeting of the Stats Convenion
of the DiUghters of the Confedera:y
held at Opelika, Ala., Wednesday it
*as voted to buy the old Jefferson
Davis home at Montgomery. This was
;he first "White House of the Confeder
icy. Mrs. John A. JcurKpatricK, 01
Montgomery, was elected president.
Killed by an Electric Car.
R. T. Bass, a prominent citizen of
Danville, Va., was killed in dismountcg
from an electric car at Norfolk, Va.,
Wednesday. He was struck by a car
soing in the opposite direction and
ived but a short time. . He was a reared
business man and was there visiting
his sister, Mrs. W. W. Yicar.
WILL GO TO LOUISVILLE.
Gov. McSweeney to* Accompany Our ]
Veterans. The Monument.
Gov. McSweeney Thursday received
the following letter from the secretary ]
of the Chattanooga board of trade:
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1, 1900.
Gov. M. B. McSweeney, Columbia. S. C.
Dear Sir: "We are gratified to know
that the South Carolina legislature has
decided to erect a monument in honor
of her gallant soldiers on the battlefield
of Chickamauga. Please furnish us the
names of the commissioners in charge,
lit l tl 3 t. #?1 . "
tne proDaDie oate 01 cne aeaicauoc, ana <
inform us whether we may expect to be (
favored with your presence on tfca: date, j
Should any Carolinians going to, or ,
returning from the Louisville reunion, ]
wish to 6top over to visit the battlefield, s
, please assure them of a welcome. The ,
I Carolinians resident of this city assure ,
you that they will take part in making ,
the dedication of the monument a sue- ]
cess, and if desired they will be aided |
by Forrest Camp U. C. V.; the Geor- ]
gia society: and the chamber of com- ,
merce, in each of which organizations ;
I have the honor to be an officer. ,
Respectfully yours,
B, L. Goulding, j
Secretary. j
Gov. McSweeney says that the commission
will have to visit Chattanooga ,
early in June and go over the battle- j
field, selecting the site of the monu- .
ment. He has determined therefore to .
I iTFinnro t.ho Aofa an Viimool? jrd ^
vwv, -."ww
the other members of the commission j
can go with the veterans to the Louis- \
ville reunion, stopping at Chickamauga ;
on the way back. Gov. McSweeney ]
and Gen. Floyd have been invited to go
with Camp Sumter of Charleston and ,
Gen. Walker in their car. This car ,
will leave Charleston late oil the night ,
of the 23th inst., will come to Colummn?ninflr
aP frho Mf.li df, nnf. I .
I later than 8:30 this car together with t
that of Camp Hampton and possibly others
will be carried on to Spartan- j
burg. There the Southern will make <
up the South Carolina division's special <
train and run it through to Louisville (
via Asheville, Morristown, Knoxviile ,
and Lexington on a quick schedule, ]
reaching Louisville .for breakfast on the ;
morning of the 30th. All the members (
of the commission save Gov. McSwee- j
ney are veterans and they are pleased }
with this arran cement. Thev a,ntici
pate;a pleasant trip.?The State. \
Somnambulist Breaks an Arm. (
Miss G-erirude Willis,' -'the thirteen
year-old danhter of Gideon T> Willis,
fell from a aeeond story window of her
fathers residence in Stpn% avenue *
about 10:30 Monday night, "breaking |
both bones of her right arm about aD ^
inch above the wrist. She had retired
and while walking in her sleep, came i
too near the window which was only a
short distance from the noor and fell. "
Her mother who had jnst retired heard ,
a heavy noise bat did not realize what
had happened. She rushed up to heT ?
daughter's room to determine the cause
and was startled on looking out of the ,
window to find her lying on the ground
outside. Mrs. Willis hurried out. to ?
find her daughter in an unconscious ,
condition. Sliss Gertrude was brought
into the house and a physician summoned
immediately. She soon recov- +
ered consciousness and the broken arm ^
was set. With the exception of the j
broken arm, and barring the shock, she
was not injured. She is now resting *
easy. Miss Willis had frequently
walked in her sleep, and her mother *
was always, anxious about her, but she
had never before met with an accident.
?Greenville News. ^
A Horrible Accident- f
Mrs. Wilson, the wife of General I
James H, Wilson, th9 military gover
nor of Matanzas Province, was so badly
burned last week while driving from
her home to the General's offioe that ?
she died a short time afterward. It appears
that a match was lying on the
bottom of the carriage, and it is supposed
that Mrs. Wilson stepped on it, r
whereupon her dress took fire and be- c
fore the blaze could be extinguished ^
she was terribly burned. Mrs. Wilson, c
accompanied by her daughter, left f
home dressed in thin light cloth- ?
ing suitable to the climate. When
near her husband's headquarters the
match was ignited, and within a few
seconds her body wa3 enveloped in c
flames. Before any one could assist J
her Mrs. Wilson was dreadfully burned
lift* ?n/4 WAf
taken to her home, where, after suffering
intense agony, she died at 3 o'clock }
in the afternoon. Misa Wilson escaped j
without injury. ^
Bishop Capers Chosen. ]
All South Carolina veterans?indeed
all the veterans of the Confederate
army?will be delighted to know that I
Bishop Ellison Capers of the diocese j
of South Carolina, the distinguished exConfederate
general, who is now one of
the most eloauent and forceful divines *
in the country, has been selected to deliver
the memorial sermon at the Confederate
reunion at Louisville, Ky., on
Sunday, June 3. G-en. Gordon, commanding
the U. C. V., has notified the
bishop of his appointment and the latter
has accepted the duty.
A Negro's Atrocious Crime.
Aithur Coleman, colored, was lodged
in jail at Saluda Tuesday evening upon
a warrant sworn out by his wife, charging
him with a most detestable crime.
The child accompanied her step-mother
to the magistrate's office and appeared i
to be very much excited because of her 1
father's threats to kill her because she I
refused to lay the charge of illicit rela- I
tions to another man. t
Fight on the Stump. (
Judge W. N. Spence of the Albany, $
Ga., circuit running for reelection and
J. E. Donaldson, is a candidate for the \
r.1 o-ncruapA in a ioint debate at that I
? ~ ?o~o? ? *
place Monday. In the course of the j
debate Donaldson said Spence lied, and j
a red hot fist fight resulted. Donaldson
was pretty badly used and Spen- j
cer escaped without damage. There $
may be further developments. ]
Smothered in a Mine.
A special from Bluefields, W. Va.,
says: The mine casing in Fine Bun ?
Mine, on Toms Creek, took fire, and <
J. E. Montgomery, of Jackson, Ohio, t
and W. A. Thompson, of Roanoke, Va. 1
were smothered to death. Several 1
others were overoomeby the smoke, but ]
. ,1 3 <
were rescued and resuscitated. I?
AX UNF0STTT5ATE AFFAIR.
Etev. W. E. Johnson, of Bamberg, Kills
Wm. T. Bellinger.
Rev. W. E. Johnson, Pastor of the
Baptist Church at Bamberg, shot and
vi* w;ii ?*>m T Rollinwi" (?nnTt, I
stenographer for that judicial circuit,
)n the streets of that town last Friday
with a shot gun. The first and principal
witness at the coroner's inquest
*as Mr. Joe Brown. He testified that
iie went to Rev. Mr. Johnson's house
D 2 2.^ t;
pnuay muraiag to see mm relative u>
jome trouble Johnson had the previous
lay with the deceased's "father, John
R. Bellinger, Esq.; was told by Mr.
Johnson that he had been badly treated
ay Mr. Bellinger; did not advise him
is to what course to take. They then
erent to the postofficc together. To the
juestion of Solicitor Townsend as to
whether he got a pistol at the postoffice,
tie replied that he had. Did not know
to whom it belonged. "Was in my
buggy when I saw Willie T. Bellinger
crossing campus of fitting school and
Mr. Johnson coming out of his house,
apposite, having a shotgun. Mr.
Bellinger drew nis pistol ana nrea
it Mr. Johnson once before the latter
fired." Thinks the second shot from
Mr. Bellinger's pistol was simultaneous
with the report of Mr. Johnson's shotgun.
Mr. Bellinger fell immediately,
and witness thinks he was shot once
after he fell. Upon being questioned,
Mr. Brown replied that he provided
himself with the pistol on account of
trouble he expected at his place with a
band. Mr. Johnson returned to his
bouse after the trouble was over.
Br. B. D. Bronson testified that
apon being called to the place of the
trouble Mr. Bellinger lived about 30
seconds or a minute longer. "I knew
he was mortally wounded; found 20
wounds on his right side, 12 from buckshot,
the remainder from smaller shot,
penetrating the right lung and liver.
Col. Robert Aldrich, retained by the
iefendant, was present at the inquest
fhe verdict of the jury was that deceased
came to his death by a gunshot
wound at the hands of W. E. Johnson.
Mr. Johnson has been pastor of the
Baptist church for three years. The
leceased is about 25 years old, and is
ihe son of John R. Bellinger, Esq.,
ittorney.
Another account says trouble between
:he two began Friday over the painting
)f a line fence between the premises of
John R. Bellinger, father of the
ieceased, and the Baptist parsonage, at
yhich time it is said hot words were
massed and a pistol was drawn by Bellin;er.
Friday morniBg as young Bellinger
?as returning from the postoffiee to his
ather's residence Mr. Johnson, armed
nth a double barreled shotgun, accosted
lim in front of the Carlisle Fitting
ohool. a few words were oaised. a few
hots were exchanged and young Belinger
lay dying on the ground with a
moking pistol in his right hand.
Siter the.shooting occurred Mr. Johnon
walked quietly into his house, unmrt,
and remained there until about 1
('clock when he went down to the jail
,nd surrendered to Sheriff Hunter. As
o how the affair started and as to who
hot first there is considerable diversity
if opinion, but it is generally claimed
hat Mr. Bellinger shot first and that
Jr. Johnson only shot once. Belinger's
pistol had four empty chambers
.nd he probably shot four times, twice
,t least after he had fallen mortally
rounded. Bellinger was struck in the
ightside by twelve buck and eight
mall shot, which penetrated. his lungs
>nd liver, causing almost instant death.
Che families connected with the unortunate
affair are two of the most
>romincnt and influential in the town.
THE LOUISVILLE BETJfflOU.
?i ii i
>UJUB XttVUS AUUUb DUUWVIU jMtina;
Trains from This State.
Tho Columbia Record says several
nembers of Camp Hampton have revived
letters from Confederate soldiers
rho happen to be members of no camp
>r who have not otherwise been inormed,
asking for facts as to the rates,
>fft- fnr the Confederate reunion at
Louisville.
For their information and that of all
)thers interested the following facts
vere obtained from Colonel Cardwell
ast Thursday:
The Southern railway will run two
;rains from Columbia, that is the regllar
and a special train which will
eave the union depot at 8:30 a. m.,
VIay 29. ' They will run solid to Louisrille
via Spartanburg, Asheville and
r , tt _
Lexington, j*.y.
It is cxpected that all who intend to
:ake the trip from Colombia and points
south and east of it *ill concentrate
lere in time to take the 8:30 train on
;he 29th. Others to whom Spartanjurg
will be more convenient to reach
ire expected to assemble in that city
ind join the party which will reach that
sity from Columbia. Both trains will
)e scheduled to reach Loftisville the
lext morning in time for breakfast.
There will be ample sleeping car ar arurements
for all who desire such ao
:ommodation9, bat all who want to
tvail themselves of them should send
n their notification to Colonel Cardyell
at once. The best possible service
rill be given in this particular if due
lotice is given in advanee that it is delired.
The price for the round trip will be
*11.15. Tickets will be on sale
flay 27, 23 and 29, and will be
;ood to return until June 6. The
Southern has a double daily service be?T.rtwiaTfil
1 ja on/1 flntrimhia nno
rrcru uvu?iuiv ?uv? Vmv
;rain leaving in the morning and the
>ther in the evening. Tickets will be
rood on either of.these trainB.
It is expected that at least-twenty-five
rill leave here with Camp Hampton,
>ut the rate is good for any Confederite
soldier or son of veteran, and ladies
tnd citizens as well.
Colonel Cardwell will be glad to give
my further information desired, but
generally everything necessary may be
earned from any agent of the Southern.
Mark Hanna's New Hole.
"I was opposed to giving Mr. Quay a
eat," says Mark Hanna, 1'because unler
the constitution he was not entitled
.0 a seat." This is enough to bring
aughter even from the gods in the galery.
What is the constitution to
Sanna or Hanna to the constitution??
Spartanburg Herald.
.
TWENTY KILLED.
Filipinos Slay Two Thirds of
American Garrison.
^
30 BESIEGED BY HUNDREDS.
- " '11
For Days They Heroically Resisted
Fire and Bullets* Finally
- Rescued
by a Handful
? -:1
of Men. .
An Associated Press dispatch from
Manila last Wednesday says the American
garrison at Catubig, islanl of Samar,
consisting of 30 men belonging to
the Forty-third regiment, has been attacked
by rebels. Twenty of the Am- .^
ericans were killed. The remainder
were rescued. The Americans were
quartered in the Catubig church, Yrhich
the enemy, numbering several hundred
men, surrounded and fiercely attacked.
The Americans fought for two days
and then the rebels managed to ignite
the roof of the churoh and it .burned
away and finally fell upon those inside
the edifice. The walls remained intact,
however, and were used as a shelter by
the besieged Americans for three days
longer, (lie enemy attacking the building
on all sides at once. The Americans
continued firing from the windows
and doors of the churoh and did great
execution among the Filipinos. It is
estimated that over 200 of the latter
were killed, many dead bodies being removed
from the soene of the fighting.
After five days' resistance by the \
Americans a lieutenant and eight men
arrived from Laoan and engaged the
besiegers, who thereupon retired. The
fortuate arrival of these reenforooments . .-j
prevented the annihilation of ths American
force entrenched in the uhurch
who had repeatedly declined to surrender
when ordered to do so by the Filininoa.
Thfl tan survivors were without
food, had little ammunition and were
physically exhausted when relieved.
Tins fight has encouraged the Filipinos,
who ire now acting in an aggressive
manner and threatening that section of
the coast, particularly the town of Cata- v ' :-a
mara, whence the garrison probably
will be withdrawn to Laoan.
A dispatch from Washington say?
Gen. Otis has so far not reported to the
war department the casualties sustained
by the American garrison at Catubig.
The officials believe that lie has been
holding back the news with the object
of supplying it with the names of the
siege. The loss reported in killed is
the most severe suffered by the American
forces since the beginning of the
insurrection, bnt even so, the officials
at the war department oould not but
express their admiration for the heroic
endurance and courage displayed by '/
the little garrison.
The department is not informed as
to the composition of this particular
garrison, having only a lough statement
from tne commmanaing general or we
disposition of each regiment among certain
islands, without particulars of the
location of each company. The officers
at the department who have seen service
in the Philippines are not surprised
at the fact that an officer with
eight soldiers was able to raise the
siege. They say that theFilipinoa
were probably dismayed at the extent ;\!
of tb? punishment lnnictea upon mem
by the garrison before the relieving
party came, and then they supposed it
was but the advance guard of a formidable
foroe and ran ofi.
roua mobs ktlld.
A disratch received at Manila Thurs
day from Iliolo reports that a desperate
fight took place at Leambanao is the
centre of the Island of Panay. It appears
that a reconnoitering part of the
Twenty-Sixth infantry was surroanded
and that four of the Americans were
killed and that sixteen others severely
wounded were left on the field. The
remainder of the soldiers had a narrow
escape. The dispatch adds that reenforeementa
were sent from Iliolo as
soon as news of the affair were received
whereupon the Filipinos retreated to
their mountain stronghold.
Assassination.
W. H. Culton, State Auditor
Sweeney's clerk, at Frankfort, Ky., indicted
as accessory to the Groebel mar- ?der,
testified in the hearing of the motion
for bail in his case Wednesday af- &
farnnAn firaVfl KftlTlft HPnSltlfinal tfiS- v?'"
timony. Culton's testimony followed
after the motions for bail in the cases
of Powers, Davis, Youtsey, Whittaker
and Combs had been overruled. An
order was entered transferring the
prosecutions against them to Georgetown
for trial on a change of venae.
Cultonsaid:
"Henry Youtsey told me that Goebel would
be killed. I told him that it
must not be done. I told Gov. Bradlan
nrliof VnnfoeTT aviA ?T>A Rrii?l?V
xvJ Tfiiwv i-K?; J ??? *
said: 'My Goi, this mast not be done.'
Yoatsey afterwards said there was
nothing, in it."
The witness told of another conversation
with Yoatsey. who came with
Barton of Breckinbridge county.
''Yoatsey said he had the greatest
scheme yet; that G-oebel could be shot
from the secretary of State's office and
nobody would ever know who did it" . -:5g
"At a meeting in Powers' office I
presided, and the question of providing
boarding places for contest witnesses
was discussed. B. B. Barton
palled oat a haadfol of cartridges and
- X 31 ?_
said: "A tew 01 mese lurnca loose m
the proper place would soon settle this
contest.'"
Just Like Them.
The declaration of the Massachusetts
convention, that-we must hold the
Philippine islands for the philanthropic
purpose of lifting its savage inhabitants
to the plane of our own civiliza
tion, is quite in keeping witn the traditional
policy of the Massachusetts people,
while on pleasure bent, to have a
frugal mind. The islands are rich and
they want them, and it is exceedingly
handy to have the islanders in need of
civilizing influences. They will go on
civilizing them until they have made
many thousands of millions of dollars . |
out of them, when they will leave it to
their posterity to civilize them a little
more.

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